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Ozstache

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What if money were no object?
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:32:44 AM »
My son shared this link with me on FB today, which made me shed a mustachian tear of proudness:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=111704212328929

Maybe I'm getting through to him!


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Re: What if money were no object?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 02:08:52 AM »
One of the few good things about a lottery...for a brief moment, people can imagine what they'd do if money were no object.  Whatever the answer is to that question...THAT is what you should be doing with your life.

I'd like to travel around the world with my family.  Experience different cultures.  Do crazy things just because, like drive the Dalton Highway and build a Dalek.

In other words, not much would change.  Maybe an extra side trip here and there.  Would like to have a few vacations/holidays here in Australia...but if we go back to the US this year, that's gonna take all our time (wife will get five weeks off) and a good bit of money.

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Re: What if money were no object?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 06:28:53 AM »
It's a tough premise, that I'm sure a lot of us struggle with.

I'm of the opinion that you don't have to love your job.  I'm in a field that I generally like (computers/technology) doing an inane job (to me) making good money, so that I can spend the rest of my life enjoying what I do 24/7. 

I think that if I had the choice between living my current lifestyle, doing a job that I don't quite like, and "retiring" around 40... or living my current lifestyle, doing a job that I LOVE, and retiring at 60+... I'm not entirely sure what I'd choose. 

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Re: What if money were no object?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 10:00:59 AM »
I think that being forced to work to someone else's schedule is what makes a job suck.  I like to play guitar, but think that being forced to get up every morning M-F and play for eight hours straight with a half hour lunch would really kill the enjoyment for me.  I like to go for bike rides, but think that being forced into a high pressure bike messenger type role would likely kill the fun in that activity too.

My work is software engineering . . . and it's kinda boring at times.  I never do programming at home any more.  Several years ago when I was laid off for a few months though I started writing computer games for fun.

In my experience, given a few years . . . employment tends to suck a lot of the fun out of even things that you enjoy.

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Re: What if money were no object?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 10:05:09 AM »

In my experience, given a few years . . . employment tends to suck a lot of the fun out of even things that you enjoy.

This is a pretty typical statement thrown around homebrewing forums. Everyone who gets into homebrewing, at one time or another, has the thought  "Hey, this would be an AWESOME job to have! Making booze all day, what could be better?!".  Truth is, as you said, doing something day-in and day-out to a set schedule is enough to burn most people out... no matter how much you like the activity.

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Re: What if money were no object?
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 10:45:14 AM »
For this crowd, the question highlights the value you may find after retirement, when you are free to pursue whatever you really want to do.

But that clearly wasn't the intent.  Instead, it seems designed to help people accept their 9-5 slavery by choosing how they are enslaved, without recognizing that freedom is a better alternative.